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Very Important Theatre, Vol. XII

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In which we give thanks and appreciation for one of the best parts of being a Giants fan.

Thearon W. Henderson

It's Duane Kuiper's birthday. For a few minutes yet, anyway. That's a video up there of him calling his only home run. Don't ask why. Don't ask how. Just know it happened in real time, in real life.

(Hat-tip to Carmen for the great video)

In honor of Kuip's service to humanity, here's a list of Giants pitchers who have hit at least one home run since the team moved to San Francisco:

Rk Player Year HR
1 Madison Bumgarner 2013 2
2 Matt Cain 2013 6
3 Brad Hennessey 2008 2
4 Noah Lowry 2007 2
5 Russ Ortiz 2007 4
6 Jason Schmidt 2006 5
7 Felix Rodriguez 2004 1
8 Joe Nathan 2003 2
9 Livan Hernandez 2002 2
10 Shawn Estes 2001 2
11 Mark Gardner 2001 1
12 Terry Mulholland 1997 1
13 William VanLandingham 1997 1
14 Trevor Wilson 1995 2
15 Scott Garrelts 1991 1
16 Mike LaCoss 1991 2
17 Don Robinson 1991 7
18 Bob Knepper 1990 1
19 Mike Krukow 1989 3
20 Jim Gott 1987 4
21 Greg Minton 1987 1
22 Vida Blue 1986 3
23 Steve Carlton 1986 1
24 Jim Barr 1983 1
25 Rich Gale 1982 1
Rk Player Year HR
26 Tom Griffin 1981 2
27 Ed Halicki 1980 3
28 John Montefusco 1980 4
29 John D'Acquisto 1976 1
30 Jim Willoughby 1974 1
31 Juan Marichal 1973 4
32 Gaylord Perry 1971 3
33 Rich Robertson 1971 2
34 Frank Linzy 1970 1
35 Mike McCormick 1970 4
36 Skip Pitlock 1970 1
37 Bobby Bolin 1969 5
38 Ray Sadecki 1969 3
39 Jim Duffalo 1965 1
40 Jack Sanford 1965 3
41 Johnny Antonelli 1960 3

Wow. Scott Garrelts. Mark Gardner. Felix Rodriguez. Not that I'm judging, or anything. Happy birthday, Duane Kuiper.